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Meaning of 娘

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Pinyin: niáng
English Definition: mother; young lady; (coll.) effeminate
Chinese Definition:
①母亲:娘亲。娘家。爹娘。
②对年轻女子的称呼:娘子。姑娘。娇娘。新娘。
③称长一辈或年长的已婚妇女:大娘。婶娘。
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
大娘 niáng (coll.) father's older brother's wife; aunt (polite address)
新娘 xīn niáng bride
娘家 niáng jia married woman's parents' home
红娘 hóng niáng matchmaker
娘子 niáng (dialect) form of address for one's wife; polite form of address for a woman
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Example Sentences
1
The kitchens were full of cooks and maids who hadn't moved for a hundred years -- They were all fast asleep.
2
I turned to ask the elderly lady -- the Mom in the "Mom and Pop" equation -- who was equally non-conversant in English.
3
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His mother was getting old, he' d explained to his friends; the thought that he, too, was no longer a young man in need of adventures he had kept to himself.
4
A:That son of a bitch!Does he dare to say so to my face?
5
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"Yeah, " he tells me "and look at the poor motherfucker.